BBC Radio 4
, 08 January 2009
A turbine on a wind-farm in Lincolnshire has been badly damaged in what local residents claim was a collision with a UFO. Dale Vince, from Ecotricity, the company who run the wind farm, says a range of possibilities - from flying cows to monsters with tentacles - are being investigated.
You can listen to Dale Vince talking on the Today show on the BBC website.
On a serious note ...
We do take this very seriously. Our engineers and Enercon's are carrying out a thorough investigation. We don’t as yet have any evidence that points us to a cause. There is nothing obvious in what we’ve found so far, no tell tale signatures of, for example, lightning strike or collision.
We've examined the turbine, the fallen blade and the surrounding area, looking for clues. We also sent parts of the fallen blade away for more forensic testing.
We have been liaising with the Health & Safety Executive and the local council. Both are satisfied that this is a unique and isolated incident. We, and they, have no concerns with the ongoing safety of this, or any of our other wind parks.
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